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Children are encouraged to develop their gross and fine motor skills by accessing activities which develop their hand and finger dexterity. They will be given opportunities to explore writing for a purpose which will progress from mark-making to emergent writing. They will also take part in adult led activities to develop their reading and writing skills. In the Nursery, children work 1:1 with key workers to develop their phonic knowledge and in small groups when focusing on letter formation, using the pre-cursive handwriting script. In Reception, they will read regularly with an adult, take part in phonics and handwriting sessions and engage in cross-curricular writing tasks.